Hey! We survived the end of the world! Well at least I think we did. Maybe we’re all wandering around the afterlife partying. Who knows!
In honor of the non-pocolypse, I present my cocktail of the week, the Rocketship to the Moon. Based on one of my old favorites, the Tang-tini, this is a flavor explosion sure to add zip to any of your holiday parties. The astronauts drank tang, we have Rocketships!
Once again, using my favorite Pithy Little Soda Works sodas, you can make this with any craft soda and vodka. I adore the Pithy sodas because they are pure in flavor, and use cane sugar. Whatever soda you choose, make sure it has a high flavor impact, and is quality. Sorry gang, no Orange Crush on this one!
In the bottom of a cocktail glass, add a generous teaspoon of excellent orange marmalade. I recommend the Republic of Jam Orange Cinnamon Saffron. Pour 3 oz of orange vodka over it; I recommend Hangar One Mandarin, but use your favorite craft vodka. I use vodka since it’s a neutral flavor base. Then, add 2 parts Pithy Orange Cream Soda, and one part Pithy Vanilla Cream Soda over ice. As always, if you cannot locate Pithy, I suggest any craft soda. Change the ratio of orange to vanilla to suit your taste. Add 2-3 drops orange bitters, and stir with a cocktail spoon. Finally, float 1 oz of Cointreau on top.
So curl up in front of a fire, turn on a movie, and enjoy one tonight. Happy Friday! Festive at last! Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Next week, we will be creating Pom Poppers for the New Year!